Will Biodegradable Teabags Make The Perfect Cup of Tea?

Some Teabags Are More Biodegradable Than Others I was pleasantly surprised when I reached for a pack of my favourite teabags in the supermarket the other week. It stated that the teabags were now completely biodegradable. Until last year I had always imagined that teabags were made out of paper and were fully biodegradable, although […]

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Should You Use a Crystal Rock Deodorant?

What’s All the Stink About? There’s a lot of information about the dangers of deodorants/anti-perspirants around. The question is – are they harmful to your health? Well, I’ve read a lot of scary stories about the safety of deodorants and anti-perspirants but, like so much in life, there doesn’t seem to be any firm evidence […]

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Covid – a disaster for us and the environment

A Disaster All Round Covid is a disaster for our physical health, our mental health, our lives, the economy but also it’s a BIG disaster for the environment. The coronavirus pandemic has stopped our efforts to reduce plastic use in its tracks. We were making progress with supermarkets stopping/reducing their distribution of carrier bags. They […]

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Great Books to Inspire You to Go Green

You might have a bit of time right now to catch up on some reading. Why not take this opportunity to grab some books (digital or otherwise) and read up on ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and use less plastic, energy and create less waste? Here are a just a few great books […]

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Best Eco Refills for Liquid Soap Dispenser Bottles

I always try to use bar soap as I consider it to better for the environment (see Best Vegan Soap Bars) . However, in the current climate, it may be safer and more hygienic to use pump action liquid soap in certain circumstances as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19. Pump action liquid soap […]

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Best Eco Friendly Toothbrushes: Reduce Single Use Plastic

Bamboo Toothbrush

Get Rid of Plastic As I’m sure you’ll agree we must all do whatever we can to reduce our personal use of single use plastic. There are many items that pose a problem and toothbrushes are one of the worst offenders. Whilst dentists advise you to change your toothbrush every three months it’s a struggle […]

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Why Don’t We Just Get Water Out of the Tap?

Water containers

Water, Water Everywhere … My friend told me that her son’s school canteen has stopped selling water in plastic bottles; instead they sell small tetrapaks filled with water. The school says they are reducing single use plastic. So, which is better or should I say, least harming, to the environment? Plastic Bottles or Tetrapaks Tetrapaks […]

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Can You Recycle Pringles Cans?

The Short Answer You can’t recycle Pringles cans in the UK in your kerbside recycling collection (as of January 2020) but you can drop them off at a Terracycle Pringles recycling point. What’s the Future Plans for Pringles Cans? Kellogg Company has recently expanded its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working toward […]

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Best Vegan Soap Bars

When You Buy Soap Make Sure It’s Vegan Ditch the packaging – ditch the animal fat. Crate Soap Six Pack Box Set Crate 61 Best Seller Soap 6-Pack Box Set, 100% Vegan Cold Process Bar Soap, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women, face and body. Ingredients: saponifed: coconut oil, […]

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Best Shampoo Bars

Why Use a Shampoo Bar? Many people are turning away from shampoo packaged in plastic bottles. Shampoo bars use less packaging so that’s fewer plastic bottles going to landfill or ending up in the seas. The bars take up less room (which is particularly useful if you are going on holiday or travelling). Shampoo bars […]

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